Co-founder, Australian Farmers for Climate Action
Josh is a Worimi man who uses Indigenous wisdom and values, alongside his environmental and agricultural knowledge to shape modern society. Professionally, Josh works as a Senior Consultant with PwC’s Indigenous Consulting. Outside of this formal work, Josh is a tireless advocate, creating change in the Indigenous, agricultural and environmental fields.
Personally, Josh is committed to environmental outcomes and maintaining his family’s agricultural legacy. For his advocacy, he has recently been recognised as the Australian Geographic Young Conservationist of the Year, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s Young Sustainability Champion and the Foundation for Young Australians’ Local Legend Award.
Josh’s unique value in advocacy is his ability to bring people together on a journey of change, rather than alienating them through agitation. Josh is previously the Chair of the NSW Young Farmers and led the NSW Young Farmers’ Council in moving one of the first international agricultural climate change motions at the NSW Farmers Annual Conference in 2015.
The motion gained the attraction of Al Gore, who asked Josh to be a part of his Climate Reality Project. Josh’s Climate Reality Project video, entitled ‘Australia’s Young Green Farmers’, was viewed in over 75 countries and by over 100 million people. In recognition of his work, Josh was named in Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 as one of the top 25 most influential people in Australia, recognised as one of Australia’s prominent social entrepreneurs in the food and climate change space and was part of the Foundation of Young Australian’s Young Social Pioneer Program.
Through his work, Josh is emerging as a new voice for the future of Australia. He is creating change by breaking the stereotypes that currently exist and using Indigenous storylines, song lines and a strength-based narrative to bring people to new understandings of the value of the environment and agriculture, and therefore create meaningful change.